April 24, 2014

Welcome to Swearer Sparks, an online platform for social change and storytelling where the Brown University community can spark new ideas and connections. Learn more.

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Recent Stories on Sparks

August 27, 2014

Sarah Melton '16 is an intern at AS220 through the iProv Summer Internship Program.

Sarah Melton
August 26, 2014
One Student's Exploration of Human-Centered Design on Two Campuses

For Allison Wong ’15, being a Brown/RISD dual degree student means thinking a lot about social change - in very creative ways. During her four years in Providence, Allison has explored what she calls “design-based approaches to social innovation,” combining the best of her knowledge and experience from both schools to make serious community impact. 

Liza Yeager
August 26, 2014

Sandra Kimokoti '15 is a Royce Fellow who is developing and implementing a health education curriculum for high school girls in rural Western Kenya

Sandra Kimokoti
August 25, 2014

Daniel Hoadley '15 is working with Breakthrough Providence through the iProv Summer Internship Program.


Daniel Hoadley
August 21, 2014

VyVy Trinh MD'16 is the Co-Director of 2014 BRYTE Summer Camp.

VyVy Trinh
August 20, 2014

Kalie Boyne '16 is a Royce Fellow traveling from Providence to Boston and San Diego to create portraits and collect stories of diverse individuals on the subjects of self-definition, value, purpose, and experience. 

Kalie Boyne
August 18, 2014

Kearney McDonnell is a rising sophomore from Pipersville, PA. She is a Tri-Lab participant who has plans to study public health and psychology, and is interested in food, food systems, and nutrition. 

Kearney McDonnell
August 15, 2014

Tara Quinn, MPA ‘16 is working at Amos House Project RENEW through the iProv Summer Internship Program.

Tara Quinn
August 10, 2014

Fiora Macpherson '16 is a Social Innovation Fellow and the Director of Expansion at the Student Language Exchange.

Fiora Macpherson
August 7, 2014
Pro-Athletes and Kids Team Up Against Cancer
Every athlete has been told "you're not going to make it" and yet they did. When they share that message with our kids, there's really a magic.
Hillary Brady
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